Monday, January 16, 2017

Beaver Lake Retreat Canoeing and Fishing

Beaver Lake Retreat Canoeing and Fishing


just isn't summer

unless you get a chance

to play in the water

get a little wet

breathe the mountain air

take in the beauty 

and calm

of nature.

Maybe catch a fish or two.

or canoe across the lake,

Perhaps you prefer the beach scene.

It's all about getting away.

Taking time to relax

enjoying family.

escaping everyday responsibilities of life.

That's what Summer Vacation is all about.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Beaver Lake Retreat

Beaver Lake Retreat

Family get-togethers can be tough.

We all live in different places,

so when we all get together,

We never have a big enough place to hold all of us.

Rather than overwhelming one person

by trying to have everyone stay at one person's house,

This year we tried something different.

We rented the entire facility at Beaver Lake Retreat.

It was great.  The place was big enough.

We could all eat together,

hang out,

enjoy the hot tub, 

have a bonfire with s'mores,

watch the hummingbirds,

and still have a place 

for everyone to sleep at night

without kids sleeping 

across every feasible inch

of floor and couch space.

The adults could still stay up and chat. without fear of keeping the little ones up.

We all had a wonderful time.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ~ Outdoor Feeding Time with the Giraffes ~ Winter

Cheyene Mountain Zoo

Outdoor Feeding Time

with the Giraffes

One of the 

greatest things about zoos,

is the ever increasing 

opportunities for interacting with the animals.

Feeding time with the giraffes

is a popular activity 

designed specifically for  

such an interaction.

People of all ages

enjoy encounters 

of this variety.

It's a great way

to experience 

a gentler animal

up close

in an environment that safe for them

and the person.